Via twitter: “I wish the people arguing primary vs. convention for 2013 would remember that we have a primary this Tuesday. #vasen #mylastnerve”
Although I’m pretty certain this wasn’t directed at me, it is a reminder that there’s a primary election of minor importance on Tuesday. Not “minor” because US Senate races are somehow inconsequential, but “minor” in that only one campaign in the race has mounted a respectable campaign and the outcome on Tuesday is pretty certain.
If you’re like me and would like to make a statement that might somehow, possibly get heard, you’ll be voting for someone other than George Allen. Not because you necessarily have anything against him, but because you simply think one of his opponents would do a better job in the position. I’ll be casting my vote for Bob Marshall on Tuesday because I appreciate how he has consistently stood for conservative values and had the courage to defy the establishment. Here’s a great example of why I’m voting for Bob:
If you’re not a Bob Marshall person, and I can understand how some can be that way, I encourage you to cast your ballot for E. W. Jackson. Nothing demonstrates why that should be more than seeing him in action. He’d be a tremendous asset to the country in the role of U. S. Senator. Heck, he’d be a tremendous asset to the country wherever he has a chance to serve, and I’d hope that happens somewhere sooner rather than later. This guy is just awesomely inspiring.
If you’re in the 11th Congressional District there’s also a choice to be made in who is going to challenge Gerry Connolly in November. I’ve found both of the candidates to be excellent, although I’m a bit uncertain whether either of them have the “stuff” to take on Boss Connolly in November especially since neither of them seem able to raise money. Chris Perkins seems to be more of a retail candidate and has an excellent record of military service, but his recent pro-abortion stance is deeply troubling to me. Ken Vaughn is a rather bright, intellectual guy with solid pro-life values, and someone who is getting signs out there and building a solid email list, but seems a bit too uncomfortable in the one-on-one art of retail politics to make me feel he’s ready for this. Given this, I’d go with Vaughn in the hopes he has the opportunity to polish his campaigning skills, which is a lot easier than hoping that Perkins will discover some morality or the opportunity to build an effective campaign organization.
So get out and vote on Tuesday, and then we can go back to arguing about conventions and primaries for 2013 without such minor distractions.
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